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Barry was grateful to give John’s wife Barrie and son John J. the award.
Barry was grateful to give John’s
wife Barrie and son John J. the award.

This week marks the end of Barry Conybeare’s term as Berrien County Bar Association President. Last month he was proud to present the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award with The Honorable Al Butzbaugh to The Honorable John E. Dewane. Judge Dewane’s family accepted the award on his behalf at the BCBA’s Annual Dinner Meeting. John and Al worked together in private practice before serving as Berrien County Judges. The Dewane and Conybeare families have been close since John and Barry’s father, Bruce, attended the University of Michigan. Al and Barry’s remarks highlighted John’s excellent reputation.

President Elect Laurie Schmidt also presented Barry with an award recognizing his service as BCBA President for the 2016-2017 term. He will remain on the board as Past President through the 2017-2018 term.

Barry is recognized for serving as BCBA President
Barry is recognized for serving as BCBA President.

The BCBA was honored to host State Bar of Michigan President Larry Nolan who gave the keynote address.

SBM President Larry Nolan addresses the BCBA
SBM President Larry Nolan addresses the BCBA

Barry also unveiled a plaque listing the Lifetime Achievement Award recipients, which will be displayed at the Berrien County Courthouse in St. Joseph.

BCBA’s Annual Dinner Meeting